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Poster: ridetheory Date: Aug 18, 2004 12:31am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Pacific Ocean Park

Quiet in here!

I was happy to find still more amusement park footage in this film -- I thought I had pretty much exhausted the archives on that subject.

Pacific Ocean Park was, along with Freedomland, one of the early attempts to compete with Disneyland. Running an amusement park near the ocean is always difficult: the upkeep costs are higher due to the constant barrage of salt air, and if you don't maintain the appearance, the public thinks it is run-down. Then it actually becomes run-down. And that was the fate of P.O.P.

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Aug 18, 2004 12:28pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

The demise of POP plays an important role in Dogtown and Z-Boys.

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Poster: jeffareid Date: Oct 23, 2005 2:12am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

The last 2 episodes of the tv series "The Fugitive" were shot in at POP, but after it was closed down.

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Poster: borninla Date: Sep 14, 2004 12:07pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

I was searching on the web for Pacific Ocean Park photos, as I used to go there as a kid. I came up with your post. What was the film you are refering to that has footage of P.O.P?

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Sep 14, 2004 1:08pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

Part I: http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=16812a

Part II: http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=16812b

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Poster: borninla Date: Sep 14, 2004 10:38pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

Thanks!

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Poster: glenn Date: Aug 18, 2004 3:38am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

Remember the bathysphere? you could get inside and go down into the ocean.. but you really couldn't see anything down there, the water was too murky.

What film are you talking about?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBill T. Date: Aug 18, 2004 5:34am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

Sorry, I JUST saw this film and yes, it IS quite amazing how much this film covers many topics we've covered in this film (Babes in Bikinis being shot by leery photographers, Amusement parks). As for the amusement park footage, a lot of the rides look amazingly cheesy. Simpsons like even.
What on earth was that diving apparatus? How deep did that thing go? I just loved how it resubmerged, that thing I'm sure caused a whole rash of accidents. Wonder if it got stuck..

Ooooh, a ride through A rubber plantation's mystery island!!

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Poster: glenn Date: Aug 18, 2004 6:17am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Pacific Ocean Park

If you're talking about the bathsphere, I think it went like 60 feet or so... it was super impressive to me as a kid of 4 or 5. Even if you couldn't see much.